St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from March 14, 1996

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10: This Woman's a Knockout (Arbiter)
Gail Wilson, mother of five and grandmother of four, wasn't looking for a fight when she became an amateur boxing referee.She just wanted to help some young athletes who have a tough go nowadays, even by their own underprivileged standards.Other than...
12 Contenders Seeking Nominations for Senate
Illinois voters face an extraordinary number of choices in the U.S. Senate primary, which is really three seperate intra-party contests.The Democratic and Republican parties each will nominate one candidate from among five; the Libertarian party will...
1 Contest in Monroe County
When Monroe County voters go to the polls on Tuesday, the only choice on the primary ballot will be the Republican nomination for county coroner.The Republican winner on Tuesday will face Leonard DeFabio in the November general election.In other offices,...
3 Incumbents, 3 Challengers Square Off
Three incumbents and three challengers are seeking three seats on the Festus School Board in the April 2 election. The candidates generally cite the need to meet educational goals for the district and to improve how children learn.Board terms are for...
6 Contests for St. Clair County Board
St. Clair County voters on Tuesday will only have one county-wide race to decide at the polls. Two Democrats and two Republicans have both filed to win a spot on their party's ballot in the November general election.In other county-wide offices, Republicans...
7 Republicans, 2 Democrats Compete to Succeed Durbin
A wide-open, hotly contested race is on to replace U.S. Rep. Richard J. Durbin, D-Springfield, leading up to Tuesday's primary in the 20th Congressional District of central and Southern Illinois.In the neighboring 12th and 19th districts, which cover...
ACLU and NRA Work Together They Succeed in Limiting Government Power in Anti-Terrorism Bill
In a victory for what one lawmaker called a "strange, bizarre marriage" of the National Rifle Association and the American Civil Liberties Union, the House of Representatives Wednesday removed two provisions of an anti-terrorism bill that some critics...
A Kitchen Is Not Just for Cooking Anymore
IT'S NO SECRET that the kitchen now often ranks as the most important room in the home. In fact, it's becoming a misnomer to refer to this space as merely a kitchen. Typically, a lot more goes on there than just food preparation.In larger homes, the...
Alabama Holds off Illinois in Henson's Goodbye Game
Although retiring Illinois coach Lou Henson and senior guard Richard Keene were honored last Saturday, they got their final farewell from the Assembly Hall crowd Wednesday night in a 72-69 loss to Alabama in the first round of the National Invitation...
A New Miami Vice
The game: Jai-alaiThe site: MiamiIt's great to be back in the land of riverboat casinos. While I was travelling, I was able to get in some gambling at Miami Jai-Alai.This game is your only chance to legally bet on an individual in this country. The game...
Another Atticus the Title Character in New Novel Was Inspired by Literary Namesake
THERE'S a new father named Atticus on the literary landscape. This one isn't a Southern lawyer. He's a Western oil man.But Atticus Cody, of Ron Hansen's new novel, "Atticus" (HarperCollins, $22), does Atticus Finch of "To Kill a Mockingbird" proud as...
A Ray of Light: U.S. Designers Outshines Milan Stars
IT WAS AS if Tom Ford, the designer of Gucci, had pumped happy gas into the room instead of the seductive soundtrack crooning "The Look of Love." Some of fashion's most famous poker faces were smiling, and many found their feet for the first time in...
A Silly Take on Fashion's Geeky Side for Spring
THAT WHISTLING you hear? For one delusional moment, you think maybe it's your neighbor out surveying his lawn. Then you realize there is no lawn. It's just that coolly brutal wind again, boring through the hollow of your window sash.Despite calendar...
A Stitch in Time Sewn Sampler Contestants Strive to Match 18th-Century Masterpieces
May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm on your face and rains fall soft upon your field. And until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand.That beloved Irish proverb is one of the...
A TV Offer That Shouldn't Be Refused
Chairman Rupert Murdoch of News Corp., which owns the Fox TV network, has declared that he was donating extensive, free prime-time TV to the presidential candidates this fall. His stated motive and correct observation: The money it takes to buy TV ads,...
Auditions
St. Louis Rams Cheerleaders: Two pre-tryout clinics from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Mathews-Dickey Boys' Club. A non-refundable clinic fee of $50 is required. Lunch will be provided. Call for applications and more info 425-8852.New Line Theatre: Auditions...
Bagged Aldermen Reject Additional Homes near Golf Course
The Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen has rejected a plan to build 16 houses at Tapawingo National Golf Course.About 100 residents attended a public hearing on the issue Tuesday night, many of them opposed to the plan. The aldermen were expected to ta ke...
Best Bets for the Week of March 14-20
FridayDirty Dozen Brass Band: In their handful of St. Louis appearances in the last half dozen years, these funky New Orleans jazzmen have been all over the place. When last seen, they were doing an unlikely but compelling job of opening for the Black...
Board Spending Money to Keep from Losing It
The Special School District plans to spend $2.4 million today on computers, accessories and software for teachers, staff and administrators.The School Board decided to buy the computers and spend $800,000 more on classroom equipment and supplies at a...
Books on Tape
"WHERE THE HEART IS"A novel by Billie Letts(9 hours, unabridged, Brilliance Bookcassette, $23.95)When 17-year-old Novalee Nation gets dumped by the father of her unborn baby, it's in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart in Oklahoma. She's broke with no family,...
`Bottle Rocket' Launches a Film Career Director Stresses Optimism, Friendship in a Movie about Three Would-Be Thieves
Director Wes Anderson is more than a little concerned that his movie "Bottle Rocket" will be perceived as just another story about disaffected American youths--an ever-growing genre that includes everything from the realistic "Kids" to the fantastic...
Boundary Panel Adopts Rules, Opens Its Doors Wait Is over for Areas Hoping for Annexation, Incorporation
The St. Louis County Boundary Commission is open for business after adopting its rules on Tuesday.Municipalities wanting annexations and groups wanting to create cities have delayed submitting proposals to the commission until it had rules.Among cities...
Brackeen's Originals Shine on `Power Talk'
Power TalkJoanne Brackeen Trio (Turnipseed Music)Tour de force performances of the Ellington classic "Caravan" and her own "Power Talk" elevate pianist Jo anne Brackeen's newest recording.Brackeen, 57, delivers a cleverly percussive and exciting rendition...
Briefs
NATIONWASHINGTONWomen's Groups Target States For Vote CampaignA coalition of women's groups will target 10 states, including Missouri, to improve voter turnout among women. The coalition plans to spend more than $6 million.Women's Vote '96 released on...
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ILLINOISMETROLINKWhite House To Push For Expansion FundingThe U.S. Department of Transportation in Washington announced Wednesday that it planned to finance up to $236 million of the estimated $295 million cost of the first phase of MetroLink expansion...
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ST. LOUIS COUNTYTimes Beach Tower On Hold Pending HearingThe St. Louis County Planning Commission decided to hold up a recommendation on a cellular telephone and communications tower proposed for the Times Beach area until a request from a competitor...
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WOODSON TERRACE Aldermen Prepare Bids For Repaving Of Streets</P><P>The repaving of streets in Woodson Terrace is expected to begin soon after a decision by the Board of Alderman to accept bids for the work.</P><P>Board members...
Buyer Makes Offer for Community Center Site Owner Says County Has Made Little Effort to Reserve Land
Another buyer may beat St. Louis County to the nearly four acres being considered for an Affton community center.The land is at Gravois Road and New Hampshire Avenue. Several months ago, a community site-selection committee recommended it to county officials....
Calgary Beats Blues 4-2; Gretzky-Hull Line Sputters
In the visiting coach's office at the Saddledome, the video replay machine was on pause.The image stuck on the screen as Blues coach Mike Keenan spoke with reporters was the crucial moment before Gary Roberts scored the winning goal in Calgary's 4-2...
Candidates Agree - Tax Issues, Parent Help Are Keys to Future
The future health of the University City School District depends on approval of tax proposals and willingness of parents to volunteer, candidates for the School Board say.On April 2 voters will consider raising the tax rate by 42 cents for each $100...
Candidates See Tax Issues, Parent Involvement for Future
The future health of the University City School District depends on approval of tax proposals and willingness of parents to volunteer, candidates for the School Board say.On April 2 voters will consider raising the tax rate by 42 cents for each $100...
Casey Files to Regain Job He Left
Ron Casey filed Tuesday for the job he held for eight years - associate county commissioner from the 2nd District. He will oppose Fred Whitehead, the incumbent, in the Democratic primary Aug. 6.Casey gave up his seat to run for presiding commissioner...
Change for the Better Restaurant Sports New Look, Riskier Menu --Results Are Delicious
Over the past few years, St. Louisans' palates have become a lot more sophisticated, and restaurants that cater to those more adventuresome tastes have done quite well. The market is far from sated; I believe there is room for more.So it is quite exciting...
Chewing the Fat
Talking with Jim Venincasa and Dan Liston,owners of Seamus McDaniel'sWhen do the preparations start for St. Patrick's Day?Venincasa: We plan at least a month in advance and order the beer three weeks before.How much beer do you order compared to an average...
Children Learn to Handle Bus in Emergencies Officials Respond after October Parkway Incident
When a driver keeled over recently on bus No. 4 outside Bridgeway Elementary School in Bridgeton, three fifth-graders swung into action.Jena Miller, 11, darted to the front to grab the wheel and pump the brake.Rachel Kezely, 11, reached for the radio...
Chimp Helps Nursing Home Swing Again Pet Therapy Transcends Use of Domestic Animals
For a moment Melba Kambelman pretended she had a baby in her arms.She cradled Conner, the 7 1/2-month-old chimpanzee, cooed and rocked him during his visit to the Village North Woods nursing home last week."I love that baby," said Kambelman, who has...
Cigarette Maker Oks Settlement First Break in Unity for Tobacco Industry
The tobacco industry's united front began to crumble Wednesday when the nation's fifth-largest cigarette maker agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit that accuses tobacco companies of manipulating nicotine levels to keep smokers addicted.Liggett Group,...
City Backs Away from Earnings-Tax Issue
A Missouri appeals court ruling has opened the way for the city to impose once again its 1 percent tax on gross earnings, which include money withheld for 401(k) plans and other deferred-compensation plans. The Bosley administration has decided, however,...
City Officials Praise Church at Dedication of New Wing
Eleven years ago, some Normandy officials opposed a plan to build the Bethesda Temple Church at Interstate 70 and Bermuda Road.But those feelings have long given way to a spirit of cooperation and respect that clearly was evident Sunday as Normandy officials...
City Panel Oks Residency Inquiry If Cleared by Board, Aldermen Will Investigate Enforcement of Rule
A St. Louis aldermanic committee voted Wednesday to launch two investigations into whether the city is enforcing its residency requirement fairly.The Public Employees Committee voted unanimously to grant two of its members' calls for investigations:...
City Schools Fear Loss of State Funds Tax Hike Predicted If Transfer Program Ends
The St. Louis Public Schools would have to put a 68-cent property tax increase before city voters if the transfer program ends and the state withdraws its desegregation money, the schools' chief financial officer testified Wednesday.The increase in the...
Clinton and Dole Are out of Focus
The good news for Sen. Bob Dole out of a focus group the night before the New York primary was that the Clinton voters, who predominated, were not locked in with the president. The bad news was that Dole is not the alternative they crave.Here are some...
Coming out for Laughs Gaylapalooza Employs Homosexual Humor That's `Hetero-Friendly'
By 1995, when Bob Smith became the first openly gay comic to have his own HBO special, homosexual comedians had begun to appear on television and clubs with increasing frequency. Smith is now touring the country with several gay performers. Two of them,...
Concert Previews
Tracy Chapman(8 p.m. Saturday, American Theatre)In 1988, Tracy Chapman's self-titled debut heralded the arrival of a singer-songwriter who had previously busked for change in Boston's Harvard Square. The contemporary folkie went on to win a Best New...
Council Seeks Data on Lindenwood Lake
The St. Charles City Council has ordered the city's administrative staff to hire a firm to design plans and arrive at cost estimates for the building of an eight-acre detention lake near First Capitol Drive and West Clay Street.The council had expected...
Court Appointees Reshape Justice
The most discussed Supreme Court decision of the 1994-95 term was Adarand vs. Pena, which made many government programs involving racial preferences constitutionally suspect. When Charles Stack of Miami recently was asked if he was aware of the case...
C-Span: The Camera That Never Blinks
NOBODY wants to hang out with C-SPAN. It's the cable network with the geeky glasses, plaid pants and runny nose.For cable operators across the country, it's the blind date from hell that you're stuck with for life. Behind C-SPAN's back, mean things are...
Cuba Embargo Bill Could Backfire
Virtually everyone agrees that President Bill Clinton should retaliate forcefully against Cuba's tragic and murderous downing of two civilian aircraft. But the least effective and most counterproductive punishment is Clinton's acquiescence to the Helms-Burton...
Culture of Death Is Promoted by Court Rulings on Assisted Suicide
A jury in Michigan has acquitted Jack Kevorkian of violating a state law banning assisted suicide. Kevorkian's defense was that he did not intend to kill the two persons he was accused of helping to kill but wanted to alleviate their suffering.A related...
Davidson, Tourney's Goliath, Goes Down
Larry Davis scored 33 points and South Carolina bounced Davidson, a team that dreamed of NCAA glory four days ago, out of the National Invitation Tournament 100-73 on Wednesday night.Davis made 12 of 13 shots and was perfect on seven 3-pointers as the...
Day by Day
TODAYLINDENWOOD THEATRE - "The Robber Bridegroom," a bluegrass tall tale set to music and based on a story by Eudora Welty, will be performed by Lindenwood College students at 8 p.m. at the Lindenwood College Club, formerly the St. Charles Country Club,...
Dear Abby: You Wrote That You Know of No One Who Actually Enjoys
Dear Abby: You wrote that you know of no one who actually enjoys transacting business with a computer.Well, you do now; I am one.Maybe it's a sign of my generation (I'm 26), but I think automated telephone systems are fun. If I had a choice between getting...
Designer Recalls: A Thousand Days of Magic
"You don't want to see a dress walking," he says. "You want to see a woman."`No one could forget I got that job," Oleg Cassini says of the assignment described in his new book, "A Thousand Days of Magic: Dressing Jacqueline Kennedy for the White House."...
District to Mark Its 30th Anniversary
Saturday marks the 30th anniversary of the Francis Howell School District, which bears the name of the pioneer Howell family.On March 16, 1966, the board of the Reorganized School District III of St. Charles County voted to rename the district in honor...
Easy Money: Forbes' Run Cost Millions
How can you make a small fortune in politics?Easy. You take a very large fortune and you just. . . .For expert advice, see Steve Forbes.Forbes spent $25 million of his own money trying to become president of the United States. He ran through his money...
Environment Clash Delays Budget Bill Democrats Demand More Money for Epa, Park Service, Other Areas
President Bill Clinton's administration demanded Wednesday that the Senate ease plans to cut environmental programs.As the two sides clashed over a $160 billion measure to finance dozens of federal agencies for the rest of this fiscal year, GOP lawmakers...
Even Crude Dude Shies at Girls' Undies Show
Dear Ann Landers: I am a 17-year-old boy. I am not a prude or a nerd, but one thing some girls are doing lately really bothers me. They are wearing low-rise jeans with high-rise underwear so that the waistband of their panties is visible.I have nothing...
Every Dance Has a Few Wallflowers
Central Florida and San Jose State are college basketball. These teams capture the hopes and dreams and endless potential of youth.They are also slackers, applying Generation X's asleep-in-class mentality to hoops. For the longest while they lacked purpose...
Fair Share Area Youths Are Learning How to Succeed in Business from Role Models at Forum
Dwight Johnson grew up poor in St. Louis. On Wednesday, Johnson, a Southwestern Bell marketing executive, was working as an official role model at the 13th annual Career Awareness Fair at Cervantes Convention Center.Johnson, 48, has been at every fair,...
Family Stuff
Film FolkSpring films for family and friends are being offered at the Meramec Valley Branch Library at 7 p.m. Tuesdays through March. Admission is free and the programs are about 45 minutes long. This week, the movie is "European Folktales, Volume 1."...
Fire District Seeks 25 Cents Tax Hike for Pay, New Expenses Opponent Doubts Such an Increase Is Justified
The Lemay Fire Protection District is seeking a tax increase of 25 cents for each $100 of assessed valuation to cover operating expenses.But Tim Dallas, a firefighter who lives in the Lemay fire district and works for the Affton fire district, doubts...
Five Seek 3 Board Positions Effectiveness in the Face of Obstacles Is an Issue
The effectiveness of the Ladue School Board has become an issue in this spring's campaign for three seats on the board.Five candidates are seeking three seats on the board in the election April 2. Three of the candidates - Linda Sher, Bob Adler and Nancy...
Foo Fighters Reviews from across the Country of the Band That Performs at 7:30 P.M. Tuesday, March 26 at the American Theatre
The Dallas Morning News(Sept. 14, 1995):Kurt Cobain might have been Nirvana's mouthpiece, but Dave Grohl's atomic drumming gave the trio its claws. While Mr. Grohl has abandoned the drums in the wake of Nirvana's 1994 demise, he hasn't quit making music...
Forbes Is Giving Up Gop Race, Aides Say Presidential Campaign Cost Him $25 Million
With just 76 delegates to show for his investment of at least $25 million, Steve Forbes decided Wednesday to abandon his bid for the Republican presidential nomination and throw his support to GOP front-runner Bob Dole, aides said.Forbes planned a formal...
Giant: Carril Is Leaving a Legacy of Fear among Rivals
Pete Carril, the shrill, Yoda-like minister of defense, is the only man Georgetown coach John Thompson would have splurged on a Princeton tuition for his son to play for.He is the only man Temple coach John Chaney declared he never would schedule. And...
GM Strike Grinds on; Talks Fizzle
The president of a striking union that has crippled three-quarters of GM's North American assembly plants predicted Wednesday that the walkout would last into the weekend at the very least.Informal talks Wednesday between General Motors Corp. and United...
Gophers Put Billikens in Hole 68-52
In the land of 10,000 lakes, the Billikens drowned Wednesday night.Their basketball season ended not with a splash. Rather, they barely registered a ripple in Williams Arena. Minnesota walloped St. Louis University 68-52 in the first round of the National...
Grocer Looks for Perfect Fit New National Chain to Tailor 23 Stores to Neighborhoods in the Family
Family Co. of America says the 23 stores it is buying from Schnucks will be tailored to the stores' 23 neighborhoods."Our goal is to have the people of every community in St. Louis think of National Markets as `their' store," said Ronald M. Jezierski,...
Growth Here Steady, Inflation at Bay, Fed Says
The region's economy shows "slow and steady" growth with little inflationary pressure, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis says.Across the nation, the 12 regional Federal Reserve banks Wednesday reported moderate to solid growth in their latest report...
Hear Here
KWUR WeekIn the early `80s, KWUR wouldn't play Men Without Hats, even though it got plenty of requests for them. At the same time, it was the only station in town that played Wire.Not much has changed. The Washington University radio station, 90.3 on...
Hollywood Goes to the Dogs (and Pigs and Cats and Monkeys)
Hollywood has always been a wild town. Now it's turning into a zoo. Bestial bonanzas such as "Babe," "Beethoven" and "Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey," have studios barking furiously up the animal movie tree, releasing furry flicks almost as often...
`Horse-Trading Time' for Gop Dole, Buchanan Set Sights on Missouri's `Uncommitted' Bloc
NO MATTER HOW you cut it, Bob Dole lost Saturday in Missouri's caucuses.Pat Buchanan won.Dole still could end up the victor at the congressional district conventions next month, where 27 of the state's delegates to the Republican National Convention...
Houses Go Down; Hall to Go Up
Hugo Liemkuehler had mixed feelings as he watched three older houses in St. Charles get knocked to the ground to make way for an auditorium-sized fellowship hall."Progress is nice, but it's hard to see a building go down," said Liemkuehler, a retired...
House Subcommittee Backs Call for U.S. to Defend Taiwan
While U.S. warplanes flew 90-minute patrols near Taiwan on Wednesday, a U.S. House subcommittee endorsed a bill urging the United States to defend Taiwan if attacked.The nonbinding resolution, approved unanimously by the House International Relations...
House Subcommittee Backs Call for U.S. to Defend Taiwan
While U.S. warplanes flew 90-minute patrols near Taiwan on Wednesday, a U.S. House subcommittee endorsed a bill urging the United States to defend Taiwan if attacked.The nonbinding resolution, approved unanimously by the House International Relations...
Hyping Himself If Jamie Foxx Doesn't Sell His Comedy to Hollywood, Who Will?
When the notorious Nielsen families give a show the old thumbs-down, the series bids adieu and the stars of the show are routinely cast into oblivion. Some are never heard from again. That, however, hasn't happened to Jamie Foxx, formerly of "In Living...
In Charge of "The Faculty" New Comedy Puts Meredith Baxter in Authority Role on Both Sides of Camera
Meredith Baxter, who stars in Wednesday's new ABC comedy "The Faculty," plays, and is, a woman in charge--a welcome and significant change from her career path till now.In 1973, she starred in the short-lived "Bridget Loves Bernie," an awkward ethnic...
Indoor Plants Don't like to Be Soggy or Thirsty
If an indoor plant seems to be struggling, check watering procedures first. In general, improper watering causes more houseplant problems than anything else.Unfortunately, many houseplants are watered on a fixed schedule, which is impossible, or on a...
Judge Opens Door for Annexation Vote Court Accepts Compromise That Removes Tracts Where Residents Oppose Change
The city of Union has crossed the last hurdle needed to ask voters on April 2 to approve the annexation of 1,100 acres southeast of the city.Following an early morning hearing on Tuesday, Associate Circuit Judge Joseph Ladd allowed the proposal to go...
Justice Dept. Has Harsh Words for `Good Ol' Boys'
THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT said Wednesday that an investigation found racism, rampant drunkenness, performances by strippers and other misconduct at the "Good Ol' Boys Roundup" in Tennessee for law enforcement officials."Our investigation revealed ample...
Keenan Takes Issue with Hull's `Little Bit of Rut'
The Wayne Gretzky Era is well underway, but one thing remains the same in Blues land.Mike Keenan and Brett Hull are still at it.Keenan blasted Hull after the Tuesday's 4-2 loss at Calgary, the Blues' second 4-2 loss to the Flames in five days - their...
Kennedy Auction Catalog Heads for Bestwellerdom
THE COVER is so self-consciously quiet it looks more like a wedding album than an auction-house catalog. Yet the cool white cotton cover with discreet silver lettering that says only "The Estate of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis April 23-26, 1996," with...
Leafs Deal Andreychuk, Get Clark
Dave Andreychuk left the Toronto Maple Leafs, and Wendel Clark returned on the same night.Andreychuk, in a slump for much of the season, was dealt by the Leafs to the New Jersey Devils on Wednesday night for two draft picks. In his last game before the...
Legislative Hopefuls Prep for Primary Home Stretch
Candidates for some Southern Illinois seats in the Legislature prepped for Tuesday's primary election by printing placards, cutting commercials and, in one case, shelling out $10,000 to bring in a big-city publicity crew.In the final weeks before Illinois'...
Lightening Paneling's Dark Side
Q: We recently purchased a home that's described as Prairie-style in its architecture. It has a lot of dark yellow or brown oak paneling and molding, which looks great in our library but rather oppressive in other rooms of the house, especially in combination...
Low Restaurant Scores
The following restaurants scored below 90 recently in inspections in St. Louis and St. Louis County. The grading scale is 85-100, A; 70-84, B; and under 70, C. The reports cite critical violations (noted below) that require immediate action and carry...
Madison County Faces Few Choices
Voters in Tuesday's primary election in Madison County will have a choice of candidates in only one countywide race -- for recorder of deeds.In that contest, Democratic incumbent Dan Donohoo faces opposition from Ronald P. Lucus. The winner Tuesday most...
Madison to Pick Precinct Heads
Madison County voters will elect one Democratic precinct committeeman and one Republican precinct committeeman from each precinct in Tuesday's election.Most precinct committee candidates are unopposed. Of the 80 precincts where Republicans have filed...
Marathon Runner Faces Challenge Tougher Than Any Contest
IN 1993, THE YEAR Lisa Westling won the women's division of the Third Olympiad Memorial Marathon in three hours, 18 minutes and five seconds, a story about her appeared in the sports pages of this newspaper."When runners discuss their PRs - personal...
Mayor Signals Doom for Tax He Acts to Cancel City's 401(k) Levy
Wednesday was the day the people beat City Hall.Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. announced he wants to cancel the city's earnings tax on such deferred-compensation plans as the popular 401(k).The phones in the offices of the mayor, the aldermen and the collector...
Middle-Ear Infection Signals Poor Drainage
Dear Dr. Donohue: My 2-year-old gets more than her share of middle-ear infections. Her ears look normal, so it is hard to know when she has one. I know only when she starts to fuss or tugs at her ear. Is it serious? Will she outgrow this?Ear infections...
Moore Makes Strides in Rotation Chase
As competition for the Cardinals' fourth and fifth starters continued Wednesday, Mark Petkovsek stepped backward but kept his balance, and Mike Moore took a major step forward after falling on his face last week.Petkovsek, who has had a rotator cuff...
Morning Briefing
Late Votes Bedevil RJR Nabisco Spinoff ReferendumRJR Nabisco Holdings Corp. said Wednesday a slim majority voted in favor of a non-binding resolution to spin off the company's food business - though some of those votes arrived late.The shareholder referendum...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
OK, OK, you buy a newspaper to get news, so news you get. Hot off the BW (Big Wrasslers?) SportsWire comes word that ROWDY RODDY PIPER, legendary World Wrestling Federation superstar, returns to the World Wrestling Federation as its "acting" interim...
Most Representative Hopefuls Unopposed
Voters throughout Southern Illinois on Tuesday will choose both Democratic and Republican candidates to serve in the state legislature in Springfield.Most candidates in Tuesday's primary are running unopposed. Those unopposed candidates will face off...
Motor Voter Law Stalls out for State, Local Elections
A political snafu in Illinois' voter-registration process has left thousands of voters - including an unusually high percentage in the Metro East area - unable to cast ballots in state and local elections.The Illinois State Board of Elections reported...
Moving on Up Most Plants Root for Change to Larger Quarters
Most plants growing in containers benefit from a repotting. This is a good time to check because spring transplanting also tends to stimulate new growth. Plants that appreciate larger quarters usually will provide ample clues.Look for such things as...
Mr. Buchanan's Curious Adventure
What makes Pat Buchanan run? He has conceded that Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, who picked up almost all of the 362 delegates at stake in Tuesday's primaries, has an insurmountable lead in the race for the Republican nomination, yet he continues to...
Mu Gets Pass to Next Round 37 Free Throws Power Tigers
Where would the University of Missouri be without free throws?Hitting the books instead of bank shots.Taking up its well-worn hardwood floor instead of staying alive by warding off Murray State (19-10) in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament...
Name Game When Bob Dole Talks, the I's Don't Have It
HEY, WHO IS that talking about Bob Dole like that?Why it's Bob Dole!It's an odd thing, this inclination of Dole to speak of himself as though he were talking about somebody else, someone named Bob Dole.In a single appearance on CNN's "Larry King Show"...
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